Here’s the first trailer for the upcoming Netflix film, The Incredible Jessica James, starring Jessica Williams with Lakeith Stanfield. We first saw a teaser trailer for the film last month.
The film was a Sundance Film Festival selection, where it made its World Premiere in January of this year, serving as the Closing Night film. The story follows Jessica James, an aspiring NYC playwright, who is struggling to get over a recent breakup. She sees a light at the end of the tunnel when she meets the recently divorced Boone. Together, they discover how to make it through the tough times while realizing they like each other — a lot.
Joining Jessica Williams in the cast are Chris O’Dowd (as Boone), Lakeith Stanfield (as the ex-boyfriend Jessica still carries a torch for), and Noël Wells (as Jessica’s best friend and confidante).
Commenting on Jessica Williams’ casting, writer/director Strouse previously stated, “While I was in the edit room for ‘People Places Things,’ I kept telling people that I can’t wait till she stars in her own movie. I just decided to get a jump on it and wrote one for her. I couldn’t be more thrilled to be making it with Jessica and the rest of this incredible cast which came together around her.”
The film was shot in New York City, with Michael B. Clark and Alex Turtletaub of Beachside producing and financing the picture. Jessica Williams is also an executive producer.
Netflix acquired worldwide rights to “The Incredible Jessica James” soon after its Sundance premiere and has set a July 28 release on the premium SVOD platform.
Watch the very first official trailer for it below.